She got electric vehicles even though in South America the process is slower, mainly due to infrastructure problems, have already fully entered this new era.
For example, in Argentina, Renault Kangoo Z.E has already been commercialized, and now at the International Automobile Show in Sao Paulo, Chevrolet and Nissan confirmed the arrival of two models in the region, Bolt EV and Leaf, respectively.
This way, Chevrolet announced the beginning of commercialization in Brazil at Bolt EV, a model with approximately 383 km autonomy with battery charging.
While this number is obtained in driving conditions is completely favorable and impossible to achieve in real life, Considering that the average Brazilian travels 40 kilometers a day, the model becomes a viable option for many potential customers.
In addition, the model has a regenerative system that recovers energy in slowing processes. The good thing is that you do not have to leave Bolt loading all night, because through a half-quick charger you can get 40 kilometers of autonomy in 60 minutes or a fast device of 145 km for 30 minutes.
In terms of performance, the Bolt EV accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds, the number is very good, because as an electric motor, its engine delivers a high torque linear, as one presses the accelerator.
According to Carlos Zarlenga, President of General Motors Mercosur, "Chevrolet will lead the territory of electric companies in Brazil with Bolt EV coming to democratize this technology. " Although the executive director knows that infrastructure and public policies – with their incentives – are two very important elements for expansion.
The best-selling 100% electric vehicle in the world
On the other hand, Nissan also did so with the second generation Leaf, the best-selling 100% electric vehicle in the world that debuted at the San Pablo Salon as one of the main attractions of the Japanese brand stand, because the exclusive pre-sales program for more markets in the region has been confirmed.
Leaf has a range of up to 389 km in urban cycle according to VLTP (270 km in combined cycle) and 240 km according to EPA cycle. In addition, it has the new e-Povertrain technology to deliver 110 kV (149 hp) and 32.6 kgfm of torque.
Also, the model is equipped with e-Pedal technology, which converts the way people drive. The system allows the driver to start, accelerate, slow down and stop only by increasing or decreasing the pressure on the accelerator.
In turn, the design of the new Leaf, compared to the first generation, has a lower profile with dynamic and impressive lines associated with an aerodynamic system that enhances its modern look. The characteristic points of the Nissan brand are shown in headlights in the form of boomerangs and in the V-grid.
The Leaf interior is designed with driver in mind, and its space is optimized to increase its functionality. It uses carefully selected materials and has a new 7-inch color screen with a TFT display that highlights the main features, such as the Energy Safety Safety indicator and navigation and audio system information.
Jose Luis Valls, President of Nissan Latin America, said: "Nissan Leaf is coming to Latin America to offer consumers in the region the best of the global brand, along with advanced technologies that provide maximum experience in intelligent handling, performance and connectivity within our vision of the future Nissan Intelligent Mobiliti."
The new Nissan Leaf is available for pre-sale in Brazil, Chile and Colombia, and in Argentina since January 2019.